All posts by Chine McDonald

Chine’ s been writing stuff since she was six when she got her first buzz of a byline in her school mag. Since then she’s written for lots of newspapers and magazines. She studied Theology at Cambridge University and is now head of Christian influence/engagement atWorld Vision. She’s passionate about what faith says about culture, society and being a woman and her first book 'Am I Beautiful?' was published in 2013. She is double-jointed, a hoarder of books and has a weird thing for Eric Cantona.

Why I’ve stopped praying for a husband

// Okay, maybe I do still pray.

Written by Cristine Edusi

The Muamba effect

// On the fourth anniversary of #Pray4Muamba, what have we learned?

Written by Sam Lomas

What Caitlyn’s story reveals about women’s bodies

// It’s a truth universally known that women in the public eye must be prepared to have their bodies scrutinised. It’s...

Written by Chine McDonald

Ambition: no girls allowed?

// "Ambition is not a game that girls are supposed to play and more often than not we feel a pressure...

Written by Chine McDonald

No more page 3… soon?

// What a rollercoaster week it’s been for women’s bodies.

Written by Chine McDonald

The show that’s something special

// There was a sense in the audience that this was something special, which is why it closed with a standing...

Written by Chine McDonald

Why it’s OK for Christians to say ‘I don’t know’

// "Even after a lifetime ... [of devotion set on understanding God] none of them will come close to fully capturing...

Written by Chine McDonald

If you forgive

// "I'll leave the forgiveness business to the victims of major wrongdoing."

Written by Chine McDonald

Can chutney change the world?

// “Make use of what you have; care about your resources, embrace oddity."

Written by Chine McDonald

Confessions of a glory-seeker

// "It's a place many United fans of my age have never really been. The thought of not supporting the winning...

Written by Chine McDonald

30 things I hope I learn in my 30s

// I have exactly one week left of my 20s.

Written by Chine McDonald

Syria: why I forgot

// For a moment, we fixed our eyes on Syria. And then life went on.

Written by Chine McDonald

Jesus wasn’t hot

// Jesus probably wouldn't have been cast in a movie to play himself. He wouldn't ave been deemed pretty enough.

Written by Chine McDonald

Make a wish

// Our dream is that the Church will be a place where stories are told of broken things made whole.

Written by Chine McDonald

Baking over botox: Why Leah shouldn’t win The Apprentice

// From breast augmentation to nose jobs to buttock implants, millions of people are going under the knife to change the...

Written by Chine McDonald

When sin becomes too familiar

// A man appears on screen. He has just hacked another human being to death in plain sight in south-east London....

Written by Chine McDonald

Rob Bell: Heretic, prophet or poet?

// Chine Mbubaegbu interviews the controversial theologian as he tours with his new book aimed at those discovering God outside of...

Written by Chine McDonald

Maggie and me: on Thatcher, sin and grace

// As soon as I start to take it upon myself to decide who's in and who's out, I can't help...

Written by Chine McDonald

Black Mirror: On social media and being not-so-gone

// In Charlie Brooker's fable there is no happy ending.

Written by Chine McDonald

Brian McLaren: a faith that listens

// "Whatever a person's religion, everyone has a choice."

Written by Chine McDonald